USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center

An NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center

Jennifer Tsui, PhD

Director for Cancer Care Delivery Research and Implementation Science (CCD/IS)

Dr. Jennifer Tsui is the inaugural NCCC Director for Cancer Care Delivery Research and Implementation Science (CCD/IS). In this role, Dr. Tsui will be responsible for fostering research that improves patient, clinician, and organizational factors that influence cancer care delivery and facilitates the uptake of evidence-based practice and research into regular use by practitioners and policymakers. She will expand our outreach to Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), health systems, and other organizations throughout the catchment area, and develop training programs that will foster CCD/IS research. The efforts of CCD/IS will be critical to the NCCC strategic priorities of addressing cancer disparities.

Dr. Tsui joined the USC Norris faculty in June 2020 as an Associate Professor of Population and Public Health Sciences.  Dr. Tsui, a health services researcher with training in cancer epidemiology, mixed methods, and implementation science, focuses her research on reducing inequities in cancer prevention, cancer care quality, and outcomes through implementation of evidence-based strategies in diverse communities and health care settings. Since the introduction of HPV vaccines, Dr. Tsui has led and contributed to research that examines multi-level factors associated with HPV vaccine uptake at the local, state, national, and international levels using both primary and secondary data sources. Her recent work also utilizes cancer registry information, population-based surveys, geographic/spatial data, and Medicaid claims to understand multilevel influences on patterns of care and care quality for cancer patients. She has worked in cancer prevention and control at the local, national, and international levels, including at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization. Dr. Tsui is currently principal investigator of a multi-year NCI-funded study to examine stakeholder experiences with HPV vaccination and implementation of evidence-based strategies for HPV vaccination in safety-net settings. Recently, Dr. Tsui and her colleagues, in partnership with the Los Angeles Chinatown Service Center, were awarded a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant to establish one of 11 nationwide community health service centers to address disparities among underrepresented minorities in life-saving cervical cancer screenings, referrals, and treatment.